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On Olympic Bribery

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'Twas said the honest folks of Salt Lake City
Deplored sins large and even itty-bitty.
But, trying for the Games, they thought it pretty
Routine to use some money from their kitty
To bribe, for votes, some folks on the committee.
When competition's down to nitty-gritty,
The saints are hard to find. And it's a pity
They're even hard to find in Salt Lake City.

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Calvin Trillin
Calvin Trillin, the author of Random House's Deciding the Next Decider: The 2008 Presidential Election in Rhyme,...

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